Ep 494: Kimberly Reed • Iyabo Boyd


[10 mins. 34 secs.] Documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons) makes her first appearance  on the podcast. Her new film, Dark Money, is a political thriller which examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, Dark Money uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM). The film will have a theatrical engagement in New York City at the IFC Center beginning Friday, July 13. Both Kimberly and subject John S. Adams will be at various Q&A’s. For screenings near you, check the full schedule.

[44 mins. 5 secs.] Iyabo Boyd was last on the podcast in August of 2012 on Episode 51. Iyabo’s back and she’s got a new short film she’s excited about. Check out the Kickstarter campaign for the project which is called Me Time — A Feminist Sex Comedy. In our conversation we discuss the project, a highly personal work, in greater detail as well as how to get a short distributed and exhibited.

Music on this episode is by the artist Olivia Chaney from her new album Shelter (Nonesuch Records, 2018). Tracks showcased here include IOU, Roman Holiday and Shelter.

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